United Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9222 posts, RR: 14 Posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2000 times:
I have been on many state of the art cruises and I am looking for something older like Saga Ruby (Unfortunately they do not allow anyone under the age of 50). Any old oceanliners/cruise ships around? Just want to have a taste of it.
falstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6245 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1909 times:
Not exactly an ocean liner... The S.S. Badger still steams across lake Michigan. She is coal fired too. I am riding her next week and will do a trip report about it. She is the last coal fired ship on the lakes and probably one of, if not the, last coal fired large passenger ship in the world. She is powered by a Skinner Uniflow steam engine, which is reciprocating, with hand fired boilers.
I guess so, at least it used to be. It would be a neat one to travel on considering it was involved in such a well known accident. It was also owned by the East German government, which makes me wonder if it was ever outfitted with spy equipment, not only to spy on other countries, but to spy on its passengers.